India’s Alliance Air ATR-72 regional turboprop has lost its right engine door during take-off from Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM) on February 9, 2022.
The Alliance Air ATR-72 turboprop aircraft, registered as VT-RKJ, took off without its right engine cover but proceeded with flight 9I625. After a one and a half hours of flying, the aircraft safely landed at Bhuj Airport (BHJ), India. No injuries among the passengers and crew were reported.
An Alliance Air ATR aircraft landed safely at Bhuj from Mumbai after a part of the engine cowling fell down during take-off this morning. The flight had taken off from Mumbai. Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has initiated an inquiry. pic.twitter.com/gEdH0nN5Dn
— ANI (@ANI) February 9, 2022
According to a report by ANI, the Mumbai Air Traffic controller (ATC) reported the occurrence soon after the flight took off. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has initiated a probe into the incident.